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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Le Penguin Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Le Penguin is the most social hostel in Faro! If meeting new people and having a good time is your thing, don't look any further and come stay with us!

We have a maximum capacity of 30 people, which is the perfect number for keeping our homely feel while enjoying a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Our friendly staff, formed by a team of passionate and laid back travellers, will do everything they can to make sure that you have an amazing time in our hostel and in Faro.

We know what travellers need because we love travelling too! That's why we offer all the facilities that a backpacker needs, including WiFi, hair dryer, a great breakfast, tea and coffee, lockers, luggage storage, movies, games, flexible check-out and much more. All free of charge, because we also hate hidden costs! And we are still working to make it even better!

Every night we offer different activities to help all the guests and staff to get together:

- Quiz Nights
- Ping-Pong Tournaments
- Beer-Pong Tournaments
- Drinking Games
- Pub Crawls
- Beach Trips

For those who want a peaceful and relaxing time, we have a quiet living room where you can read a book from our selection and a TV room where you can watch Netflix or play some PlayStation.

Le Penguin is a very social hostel, where you can easily meet new people, but we know how important is to keep a respectful and fun vibe instead of a crazy drunken atmosphere.

Don't miss our daily dinners, when you can have amazing food for great value while you get the chance to meet the other travellers!

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 2 PM to 1 AM.
Check out before 12 PM.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Taxes included*
*City taxes not included " As from the 1st of March until the 31st of October there will a €1,5 per night on each person up to 7night will be added to your final bill upon arrival"; Any more information just send us a message.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.

No Visitors Allowed at the Hostel.

Unfortunately we cannot host guest younger than 18 years old. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2020
    Such an fantastic place to stay!! Perfectly placed in the city and just a short walk to the Marina! But even better than the location is the vibe 🙌 It’s such a nice atmosphere where you can chill with the other guests, have a beer and a nice chat 😊 But the BEST part is the staff, who are so friendly and helpful! Bruno and Liis are so nice and fun and Adam is an absolute legend- he always knows the best places to go, goes above and beyond to make the experience great and is overall awesome 😎
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2020
    This was our second stay at Penguin Hostel and it was absolutely wonderful again! Once we got back, we immediately felt like coming home! Everyone is so lovely & it's so easy to meet & spend time with new, interesting, adventurous, fun people. The hostel itself is very clean & the staff is really friendly, helpful & fun to be around. The breakfast is one of the best we had in Portugal, they even serve fresh fruits and vegetables which we were so happy about! Thanks a lot and until next time :)
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2020
    Muito obrigada! Such an amazing hostel I had a fab time the free breakfast is a lovely lil bonus also. V social met some wonderful people !! Wish I could have stayed longer
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Dec 2020
    Very good hostel with a chill vibe. The manager Adam was really nice and helped me with my luggage and finding a good price transfer as I had to head to another city in the day after. All staff were really nice and friendly, and they had a good and breakfast (simple, but delicious). I only stayed one night but I really liked it. Overall the hostel is really good. :)
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2020
    Possibly the friendliest, coolest and chillest hostel staff I have come across. They don't only make you feel like they are your friends, they will be! Hostel was super nice in a central location in Faro. You can tell that the young manager is working hard to make this the best hostel around, and he's doing a great job! Would definitely recommend this if you are in Faro!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2020
    Friendly staff and great atmosphere, really nice family dinner and comfortable beds, wish I could’ve stayed longer!
    Northern Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Oct 2020
    a pretty cool chilled interesting social hostel
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    14 Jan 2021
    Staff were great and very helpful! Bathrooms were a little dirty though
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2020
    I had a nice stay at Penguin Hostel. The people working there were very friendly and up to have a great time. The atmosphere in the hostel was great, lots of nice people, even during covid times. The patio and the bar are nice features. I stayed in a private room, which was great. But some of the other guests complained about bedbugs in the dorms... The people working at the hostel promised to take care of it and the bitten guests got big discounts. So I hope the issue will be resolved.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Sep 2020
    Well all in all everything was super clean, but I had tons of better showers in Portugal for the same price as well. The sanitary facilities have had seen better days. The stuff is okay but sometimes kind of wired.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation